The Big Boo Cast, Episode 224

It seems like it’s been forever since we last said these words, but college baseball season is here! On this episode we talk about opening weekend for the Aggies and the Bulldogs, and we also discuss our weekend outings to the State / Alabama women’s basketball game (me) and the San Antonio rodeo (Mel). Plus, Mel shares some ways we can all jump in and help Texans who are recovering from last week’s ice storm.

AND. This week we get to spend some time talking with author Elizabeth Passarella. I mentioned her new book, Good Apple, on the podcast a few weeks ago (you may remember that I loved it), and Melanie and I were so excited to get to visit with her. You’ll hear part of the conversation on this episode – the rest a few weeks down the road – and you are going to love her. Melanie and I had both talked to her for about three minutes when we realized that it felt like we’ve known her forever.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

– How to Help Texas: San Antonio Food Bank, Houston Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, West Texas Food Bank

Mississippi State’s new baseball uniforms with the “State” script (NBD but these might just be the best looking baseball uniforms in the country)

Elizabeth Passarella

Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella (it’s really wonderful!)

Rendevouz

Corky’s BBQ

Payne’s Bar-B-Que

Levain Bakery

Roku streaming stick

YouTube TV

Quilty weighted blanket

32 oz. deli food storage containers

milk frother

Ancestral Supplements Grass Fed Dessicated Beef Liver

Sponsors:

– Best Fiends (download on the Apple App Store or Google Play)

Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off your first order)

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KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month and free shipping)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 223

This week we talk all about Melanie’s Winter Extravaganza (TM) in San Antonio, which leads to a discussion about potential winter meals and our preparation (or lack thereof) for winter weather snacks. I also chronicle my Marvel Movie Plan (also TM but not really), and you’ll be delighted (though not at all surprised) to hear me confuse the Captain America and Captain Marvel movies when I discuss what I’ve been watching. Bless my heart.

On top of all that, I share my Five Favorites this week, and next week – don’t miss it! – because Good Apple author Elizabeth Passarella will be with us.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

–  Our Beauty Favorites episode on Patreon (complete with a Google Doc!)

Ted Lasso on Apple TV+

Melanie’s favorite gumbo recipe

Family Savvy’s Spicy Hamburger Soup

Bobby Sue’s Everything Goes Nuts

Whisps – WHAT A DELIGHT

America’s Test Kitchen Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

Gimme Some Oven salad recipes

– The WandaVision Marvel Catch-up Viewing Plan (I said “Captain Marvel” instead of “Captain America” a solid three times in the episode, which really tracks in terms of my overall literacy in this area)

1) Avengers: Age of Ultron

2) Captain America: Civil War (I misidentified this one in the episode because SKILLZ)

3) Avengers: Infinity War

4) Ant Man & the Wasp

5) Captain Marvel

6) Captain America: Winter Soldier (also misidentified in the episode) (not necessary for WandaVision but oh-so-enjoyable)

7) Avengers: Endgame

Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella

Pendaflex Translucent Polyfile Jackets

Anthropologie Baker Stripe Dish Towels

Merrell Antora 2 Rainbow Trail Runner

$10-ish Walmart sweatshirt (my wintertime companion) and plus sizes

Gotham Steel pasta pot

Always Pan by Our Place (we both have pondered this one)

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Rothy’s

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 222

On this week’s episode Melanie teaches us a new word related to real estate, and I talk about three exciting discoveries from my most recent writing weekend at a local Hampton Inn. We also discuss our thoughts about how dogs perceive time.

And while we didn’t plan it, Melanie offers her thoughts on blazers (I’m still thinking about what she said), and she also shares her Five Favorites – which I interrupt to discuss a pair of shoes I’ve been admiring from afar.

As always, please do enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Godiva Signature Roasted Almond Dark Chocolate Mini Bars

The Piano Guys on Apple Music and Spotify

S-Town (this is not for the children; the language is definitely rated R)

In and Of Itself (also not for the children – but one of the most compelling things I have watched in a long time)

YouTube TV

WandaVision

Disposable black face masks

Living Proof Dry Volume Blast

Old Navy Boyfriend Ponte Blazer

Graphic Image notebooks

Aerie long-sleeve Western button downs

Two Brunettes boutique

Tinley Dolce Vita sneakers (interrupting Mel’s Five Favorites to say that I am enamored)

Maybelline Sky High mascara

silicone vibrating face cleansing brush

Revision Brightening face wash

Sponsors:

Third Love (use this link for 20% off your first purchase)

Native (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order)

Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off off your purchase)

NuCalm (use this link for 50% off your 30-day subscription)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 221

Be advised that you may get whiplash from this week’s episode; we are all over the place with our topics. We move from discussing the new Buc-ee’s in Birmingham to Melanie’s new liver supplements to the fact that I read two books in 24 hours to Melanie’s determination to solve her family’s TV streaming issues once and for all.

And at the end of this episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from our recent Patreon conversation with our friend and business manager, Retha Nichole. Our conversation with Retha is one of our favorite episodes ever – she offers so much wisdom and perspective – and we are so happy that you’ll get to spend some time with her today. She is fantastic!

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Buc-ee’s

BeneRx (THE BEST topical pain relief – we both love it – use promo code BOOMAMA or promo code BIGMAMA for 10% off plus free shipping)

Good Apple by Elizabeth Passarella

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Good Morning, I Love You by Shauna Shapiro

Revision brightening face wash

Liver supplements (YES. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.)

twenty twenty fun Big Boo t-shirt (promo code BIGBOO15 for 15% off sitewide)

twenty twenty fun Big Boo sweatshirt (promo code BIGBOO15 for 15% off sitewide)

Our Patreon conversation with our friend / business manager, Retha Nichole

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in Amethyst

UGG Hank Joggers

Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. by Laura Tremaine

That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs

Brave: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety by Sissy Goff

Perfect Coverage Bra by Third Love

flat whisk (my favorite kitchen tool besides my knife)

The full Patreon episode with our friend / business manager, Retha Nichole (on Patreon we do two bonus episodes a month for $5 / month – and you get access to all the previous episodes when you subscribe)

Sponsors:

Stamps (use promo code BIGBOO for 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale)

Thrive Market (use our link for 25% off your first order and an exclusive free gift)

AcornTV (use promo code BIGBOO to get your first 30 days free)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 220

On this episode Melanie shares her thoughts on a recent soccer game – and how she suffered after insisting that Caroline needed to stretch afterwards. We recap inaugural fashion (A BALM TO MY SOUL), and we spend some time speculating about JLo’s skincare routine (whatever it is, IT WORKS).

Melanie also has some new products to tell us about (my favorite!), and on top of that, she tells us about her Five Favorites – which may or may not reinforce our 2021 great-grandma vibe. We’re just here to serve.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Melania Trump’s Florida dress that we LOVED (We didn’t know it was Gucci. This is slightly more expensive than an Anthro dress.)

JLo and ARod on the steps of the Capitol

Michelle Obama’s pantsuit (THAT COAT)

Jill Biden’s evening coat

Jami Nato on Instagram

Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

Turmeric Oil

Mindy Kaling’s Amazon essays, Nothing Like I Imagined

Nature’s Way DIM-plus Estrogen Metabolism (as with any supplement, check with your doctor before taking these)

Disposable black face masks

Laneige sleeping lip mask

Bombas socks

Hummingbird Farms Lavender Body Cream

Sponsors:

KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month and free shipping on any crate line)

Sakara (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off your first order)

Apostrophe (use promo code BIGBOO for $15 off your dermatology visit)

– Best Fiends (download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play)

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 219

Well, this is just the fanciest of the episodes. We talk about vegetables, whether or not we’re bothered by food odors, our struggle to make better meal choices, and how we like to achieve volume in our hair using a chip clip.

We also talk about how sometimes giving up is the best option, Melanie’s new method of chronicling what she reads, and my most recent round of Five Favorites.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Living Proof Dry Volume Blast

Goody Hair Clips

Wonder Woman 1984

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes) by Mindy Kaling (each essay is listed at 99 cents for Kindle, but if you click on each one individually, you can borrow it for free with Amazon Prime)

Southern Charm

@sharonsaysso on Instagram

We, the Pizza donations to National Guard members

Sunday Planning journal

Our friend and business manager, Retha Nichole

Sponsors:

Apostrophe (use code BIGBOO for $15 off your dermatology)

Care/of (use promo code BIGBOOCAST50 for 50% off your first order)

Prose (use this link for your free in-depth hair quiz and 15% off)

FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box)